Tag Archives: spreadsheets

Google Sheets: Rotate Text

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Google Sheets: Rotate Text Google has been on a roll adding new features to G Suite and Google Apps that you’ve been desperate for! First, you can add videos to Google Slides from Google Drive and now you can rotate your text in Google Sheets. Formatting Text rotation formats the text. You will find options […]

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Quickly Create 7 Copies of DiscussionTab

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My DiscussionTab template allows you to facilitate class discussions using Google Sheets. Create a list of discussion questions in Column A (and tab names in Column B) and run the DiscussionTab menu to create a sheet for each question. Share the spreadsheet with the class with editing permissions. Template alicekeeler.com/discussiontab  Multiple Classes If you teach multiple […]

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Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students

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Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students I love Twitter chats. They are exactly one hour Allow for everyone’s voice to be heard It is okay to have a side conversation about one part of the topic to go deeper while the rest of the conversation continues Guaranteed to get through 5-10 questions in an hour […]

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo I saw this tweet about Jennifer Serravallo’s Reading Goals Self Reflection form from her book. My first thought is of course that this would be better as a Google Form. My biggest beef with PDF’s is they do not collect data. Switching to a Google Form allows the teacher to […]

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TemplateTab: All Students on One Spreadsheet


View Upcoming events at alicekeeler.org for TemplateTab workshops. TemplateTab TemplateTab is an Add-on script I wrote to make it easier to have all students working on the same spreadsheet. Instead of collecting 30 digital documents, you have ONE where all students contributed to the same one. This makes it easier to manage digital work and […]

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback

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Google Classroom: Pull Student Paragraphs and Give Feedback I like to joke that the “Make a copy for each student” option is really the “Make a giant pile of paperwork for yourself” option. When you ask students to use the “Create” button and create a Google Doc or you give them a template on a […]

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Google Sheets: Split and Transpose

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Google Sheets: Split and Transpose This Google Sheets trick helps you to extract lines of text out of a single cell and have the text in individual cells. Rubric Where I was doing this was using a rubric. Multiple criteria were entered into a single cell, but this made it difficult to mark each of the […]

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Google Sheets: Pixel Art Trick

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Google Sheets: Pixel Art Trick Students love using pixel art. It is basically paint by number. There are lots of ways for students to use pixel art for academic reasons. Check out this brownie division activity adapted from a Jo Boaler Mathematical Mindsets activity. To represent their understanding of division multiple ways students use the […]

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Google Sheets: Split Text to Columns

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Google Sheets: Split Text to Columns When you copy and paste into Google Sheets you will notice an option will automatically appear allowing you to split the text into columns. Choose the delineator and poof, text is split. Data Menu You can also manually activate text to columns by highlighting your data and choosing “Split […]

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Google Sheets: Construct Formulas with the INDIRECT Function

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Google Sheets: Construct Formulas with the INDIRECT Function One of many things that is great about spreadsheets is the ability to use formulas to create patterns. This can oftentimes be a huge timesaver from manually typing a long list. For example, if I have first names in one column and last names in another column I […]

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Google Sheets: Select a Range

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Google Sheets: Select a Range Using a trackpad in Google Sheets to select a range of cells can sometimes be tricky. Here are a few tricks to select a range of cells. Range Each cell has an address such as A1 which is the first column, first row. B10 is the 2nd column, 10th row. […]

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Math Puzzle, Get Students Thinking

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Math Puzzles, Get Students Thinking Google Home was just introduced, this allows you to shout out questions to the universe and have the answer. Wouldn’t it be interesting to get a Google Home for the classroom so students could shout out “Ok Google, what is the perimeter of a square with a width of 7 […]

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Google Sheets: Merge Data into One Column

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Merge Data into One Column Sometimes I need to have a need to take columns of data in a spreadsheet and put them into one column. What I normally do, if it isn’t a lot of data, is use Control-X to cut out one column of data and put it underneath the other. However, why […]

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Google Sheets: Create A Student Response Box

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Google Sheets Merge Cells One of my favorite things is spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are great tools for students to use to organize information. When creating a spreadsheet template it can be helpful to create a box for students to enter a text response. The default size of a cell in a spreadsheet is too small for […]

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Participate in a Twitter Chat Template

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Participate in a Twitter Chat Starting Tuesday, Google Apps for Littles (#GAfE4Littles) will be having a weekly chat at 5pm PST. For those participants who are new to Twitter chats I created a template to help. If you have never participated in a Twitter chat here is how it works. At the specified time log onto […]

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